In August 1905 the small seaport town of Portsmouth, NH hosted Russian and Japanese delegations that led to the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth. The Treaty ended the 1904-1905 Russo Japanese War. Join us as we revisit this time through the eyes of Sadie and her family, recent Jewish immigrants to Portsmouth. Be part of the celebration and parade that marked the beginning of negotiations. Imagine the smells of Challah, blintzes, Japanese and Russian treats as we learn about life in a culturally rich and diverse neighborhood. See how immigrants contributed to the peace process and their community. Use this story and the List of Facts to engage your children in an age appropriate discussion of immigrants, immigration, ethnic/religious differences and the issues surrounding these important concerns. The book is particularly timely as the world deals with the issues of immigration and promoting peace.
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Carol Zall Lincoln has been a children's librarian for over 25 years. Her first book, The Strange Tale of the Determined Crocodile, is a true story about a very special crocodile who lived on Sanibel Island for many years.Review:
This book is particularly timely as the world deals with the issue of immigration and promoting peace. Readers' mouths will water as the sweet smell of cinnamon floats through Sadie's Puddle Dock home and wish they too could sample the blintzes. Susan Benedict --Backflap
Here is a heartwarming and beautifully illustrated story for all ages that illustrates our country's rich cultural heritage. Told through the yes of a young child in 1905 who has recently immigrated fro Russia, Sadie helps her new home celebrate the opening of negotiations that will lead to the signing of the Japanese-Russian treaty of peace. Joanne Chartrand --Backflap
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